The Junior Leagues of Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City will hold their 28th annual food drive at area Food City locations this Saturday, March 3rd to collect food for Feeding America Southwest Virginia and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. Food City has co-sponsored and promoted the food drive every year.
The need for food is high this spring and this is the first large-scale, region-wide food drive of 2018. Junior League members encourage everyone to get involved in hunger relief by making a food donation on March 3. Last year the Junior League Food Drive collected 22,404 pounds of food. A goal of 25,000 pounds has been set for this year.
Food collection bins will be available at participating Food City locations starting March 2. League Members will be giving out collection bags at stores on Saturday, March 3. Fliers will be in area newspapers the week of the food drive listing most needed items such as canned meats, peanut butter, canned vegetables, pastas and other boxed goods.
Feeding America Southwest Virginia and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee will receive the food donations from store locations in their respective regions and distribute to non-profit organizations that serve people in need.
The Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Junior Leagues reach out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.
Can’t make it to the drive? You can still help feed the hungry by donating online to FASWVA today.